When people think of Dubai, they for the most part think of the new town, the glitsy high rise buildings, the expensive cars and wealth on display.

This however, is only a small part of the city. Dubai is a massive expanse, full of lower and middle class systems, full of hard graft and physical labour.

Here in this image i have tried to capture some of the old town spirit by visiting the water taxi’s down in Dubai creek and adding a few effects in Photoshop.

Taken with my Nikon DSLR 3100 and edited in Photoshop CS5.

Exposure: 1/500sec
f-stop: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Lens: Nikor 18-55mm VR Lens.


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Belfast born and bred photographer now living out in Dundonald, Northern Ireland. Concentrating mainly on Land and Seascapes, Macro and Abstract, my work is shot both in colour and Black & White making use of Adobe Photoshop.

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  • CanyonWind
  • Many thanks for that!!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroalmost 3 years ago

    Great work on this image. Very attractive and moody IMHO! Congrats!

  • Ta ver much Glenn! Im getting rightly into these textures in photoshop!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 3 years ago

    Great post processing and effect. Gives a vintage feel to the image. Congratulations, well done!

  • Thank you very much for that my friend! Im quite pleased with how this one turned out!

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 3 years ago

    Great capture and treatment!

  • Why thank you!! :-)

    – Chris Cardwell

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 3 years ago

    Super image, great treatment …

  • Thanks very much Tom! Its much appreciated! No vodka-martini’s here unfortunately!!

    – Chris Cardwell

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